ALLENTOWN, PA.— Fall in the Lehigh Valley wouldn’t be complete without the Jack-O-Lantern Lane exhibit at Da Vinci Science Center. Beginning on Sept. 28, new experiences, as well as returning favorites, will thrill and engage visitors of all ages in the science of sensory perception, illusion-making and the not-so-spooky side of Halloween.
A family-favorite since 2016, Jack-O-Lantern Lane features 50 fabulous carvings that include portraits of iconic scientists and pop icons alongside traditional Halloween scenes.
This year’s exhibit will feature a new Día de los Muertos display honoring Mexican scientists. The display is being created in collaboration with the Interlace Cultural Y Desarrollo Integral Mexicano de Lehigh Valley Inc/Cultural Interlace and Integral Mexican Development of Lehigh Valley (LCDI).
Beginning Saturday, Oct. 1, Live Spooky Science Shows will mesmerize audiences with the captivating science behind favorite Halloween experiences.
“Halloween is the perfect time of year to highlight the science behind some of our favorite go-to spooky tools including the magic of dry ice and explosive chemical reactions,” explained Jennifer Pors, STEAM Education Manager. “Plus, who doesn’t want to try to bring a pickle to life!” she added.
Visitors of all ages can also check out reflections and light in the ‘haunted’ house and use plasma discs to make shocking discoveries while younger visitors explore Candy Lane, a hands-on, not-so-spooky preschool experience.
Entry is included in admission to Da Vinci Science Center and Jack-O-Lantern Lane is on display Sept. 28 through Nov. 6. Visit davincsciencecenter.org for details.
D: 3145 Hamilton Blvd. Bypass, Allentown, PA 18103
H: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m.